Saturday 8 April 2017

Ally Pally Day 1 and Hochanda Live

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading off down to Ally Pally early this morning to join the rest of the Creative Expressions team for 2 days of demoing. I'm doing a demo in the tent (as we call it) each day (can't remember the times but it will be in the program if you're attending) and I have an hour live on Hochanda this afternoon at 3pm with Charlie. Phill Martin has a live hour at 10am today and John Lockwood has a live hour at 2pm tomorrow. I hope you can join us, one way or another.

I have a two-fer for you today -

This card features the Woodware Geraldine Giraffe but I've only used part of her - she looks like she's peeking around a corner and the sentiment is quite appropriate I think.

I stamped Geraldine onto Watercolour Card using Versafine Ink and cut her out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. I coloured her in using Distress Crayons from Set 4 - I used Pumice Stone onto my Craft Sheet and used a Water Brush to apply it to the image. I then added a little Squeezed Lemonade Crayon from the same set and completed my colouring. I edged around the die cut with Pumice Stone Distress Ink using a Smoothie and matted onto Black Card cut using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with Geraldine, trimmed it, edges it with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and matted onto Black Card.

I popped a couple of papers from Phill Martin's Frosted Essentials Paper Pad onto Black Card and added my topper and sentiment panel. I popped these onto a Coconut White Card blank. I completed my card by adding a Craft Consortium Pearl Heart to each corner.

Here's your second card which features Geraldine complete and coloured using Graphmaster Alcohol Markers -

I stamped Geraldine onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento. I coloured in using Graphmaster Alcohol Markers. I used - Browns 103, 93, 96, Warm Greys 2, 4 , 6, Reds 12, 10, 11, CG4, Oranges 34, 24, 23 and Yellows 45, 37 and 35.

I used a Brown Pigma Micron Pen to doodle around the edges, matted onto Chestnut Card and then onto a Bright White Card blank.

I stamped one of the sentiments that comes with Geraldine, again onto Bright White Card using Memento. I doodled around the edges again and matted onto Chestnut Card. I added it to my card using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have from the 3 shows we have from Ally Pally this weekend. You can find them on my website here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I have added pics of the samples I've made for the show to the Gallery Page of this Blog and to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

I'm happy to report that my Dad's test was favourable and he doesn't need to go back again.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. These are great looking stamps Julia and I am looking forward to seeing you in action with them later. Have an enjoyable weekend with your team mates, especially knowing that your dad is ok.

  2. Morning Julia.
    Have fun so glad your dad is fine.
    Take care Kitty,

  3. Morning Julia, two beautiful cards today, love the sentiments that you have added to them. Fantastic news about your Dad, you must be so relieved.

    Must dash as off to AP this morning, will be a quick visit, but will pop along and say hello

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Morning Julia, two great cards love these fun stamps.
    So glad your dad is finished with the hospital that will save you a lot of running about. Enjoy Ally Pally wish I could join you all maybe someday.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Glad your dad is okay.
    Love the first cheeky giraffe. Record set for your shows. Sorry not to be at AP but I need to go over to my Mum's this weekend. Enjoy.

  6. Beautiful cards. Loving the giraffe stamp xx hazel

  7. Two great cards-live the giraffe stamp.


  8. Morning Julia,
    Love the stamp, your colouring is excellent.

  9. Forgot to say enjoy Ally Pally.

  10. Hi Julia
    Two great cards. I love how you've used only part of the stamp for the first card.
    Good news about your dad. Have fun this weekend. I've set the recorder for your Hochanda show.
    B xx

  11. Hi Julia
    Fun cards, so glad to hear the good news about your dad.Enjoy Ally Pally.
    Jan x

  12. Good Morning Julia, two fantastic cards this morning. I love the first card peeping around.. Great news about your dad. Have a wonderful weekend at AP and sorry I cannot be there but looking forward to watching you later..

  13. Good morning Julia, lovely cards especially like the first one.
    Good news about your Dad. Enjoy Ally Pally
    Marion S x

  14. Hi Julia, glad to hear the good news about your Dad. Love todays cards, Geraldine is so quirky and cute. Great colouring. Enjoy Ally pally. Bx

  15. Great cards and great news abut your dad !!

  16. Hi Julia. Love Geraldine. Have a great day. SueL x

  17. Two great cards this morning, Julia. Enjoy the show - I wish I was I going but as it happens I have a streaming cold so would not have enjoyed it as much as I should.
    Good news about your Dad.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Two lovely happy cards Julia,enjoy your weekend
    Elaine H X

  19. This giraffe is so sweet. I particularly like the first card. Have a great day. Will be watching x

  20. Two cute cards today, have a great time at Ally Pally...luv Ursula xx

  21. Good Morning Julia, love those two cards that giraffe is just gorgeous, and I love how youve coloured them to. Have fun at Ally Pally, I hope your dad was ok yesterday. hugs Shirleyxxx

  22. Hello Julia,
    First of all , good news about your Dad!
    Great cards - they made me smile! Really fun stamp . Have a great time today and tomorrow.
    Love Myra xx

  23. Hi Julia.
    So glad to hear that your dad is fine. It can be a worry can't it. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally. Wish I could get there but maybe September... Hugs Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

  24. So glad your dad's test went well I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Ally Pally But I missed seeing you Everytime I visited the CE stand you were obviously busy elsewhere which was ashame I would have liked to have said Hello and thank you for all your hard work and inspiring me

  25. Hi Julia, Really good news that your Dad's test results were favourable.
    These two cards are so so cute, I love them.
    Enjoy your demo'ing at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Fantastic cards julia x great news about your dad x
    Theresa w x

  27. Two lovely cards Julia. Good news that your father's results were good. X

  28. Two lovely cards Julia. Was great seeing you today at AP. Good news about your dad although you did tell me today. Thank you. Hope you will not be too tired by tomorrow night.


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